December 4, 2021

Washington Capitals acquire defenseman Mike Weber from Buffalo

The Washington Capitals made a move to bolster their depth on the blue line, acquiring veteran defenseman Mike Weber from the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, in exchange for a their 2017 third round pick. According to the team press release, the Sabres agreed to retain half of his $2 million salary.

Weber is a solid, rugged stay-at-home defenseman that provides NHL depth and guards against fatigue and injury down the stretch and into the playoffs.

In the release, Caps GM Brian MacLellan said, “We are pleased to welcome Mike to our organization. Mike is a stay-at-home defenseman, who plays a physical game and is respected by his teammates. We felt it was important to add depth to our blueline by adding another quality veteran defenseman.”

Weber, 28, has recorded five points (one goal, four assists) and 32 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Sabres this season.

Since he entered the NHL in 2007-08, Weber ranks first among Buffalo skaters in hits (917) and blocked shots (666). The 6’2”, 217-pound defenseman served as an alternate captain with the Sabres during the 2013-14 season and 2014-15 season.

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